Category Archives: Birthdays

How to clear the men from the house πŸ˜„

This Friday will be my beautiful Arowyn’s 11th birthday ❀️


Not only is this her birthday but it is also the night of her “House full of 11 year old girls sleepover” Remember this was what I agreed to whilst half asleep a few weeks ago! πŸ˜•

We have sleeping bags, face packs, make up, nail varnish, Dominos pizza, popcorn, movies and a chocolate fountain πŸ˜ƒ

We also have a mass exodus of the men in the household! πŸ˜„ Poor Jeff has begged to be allowed out with the boys. Β I think Jeff was hoping to be let off the hook and have a quiet game of pool and a pint but the boys have promised him a night on the Town at the local nightclub πŸ˜„

I intend to enjoy the solitude of my bedroom and my book – but I will supervise the chocolate fountain and make sure it’s working adequately 😜😜

Have a lovely weekend folks!


Taking advantage 😳

Hope everyone is doing ok πŸ˜ƒ I’ve gone a bit AWOL with it being Summer Holidays and trying to balance working night shifts with the girls. Β To be fair they’ve been little stars and on the whole let me have the odd hour to sleep off being awake all night. Β Infact they were so good today and only woke me 15 times in 2 hours I’ve decided to unlock them from the garden shed tomorrow 😜

I get so sleep deprived that I will happily agree to all kinds of requests and never remember a bloody thing when I wake up properly. Β Today I’ve apparently agreed to 3rd born having a sleepover for her 11th birthday at the end of the month – half a dozen 11 year old girls – plus a couple of extras for 4th born 😳

Bearing all this in mind and due to numbers of children inhibiting the household I’ve decided the parents of invited guests must stay also …………..

The invitations are on their way to David Beckham’s children and Brad Pitt’s 😜

Another year goes by πŸ˜„

I had such a lovely birthday yesterday πŸ˜„ I began the day by completely exploiting 3rd and 4th born and demanding cups of tea in bed – I stopped after 4 cups as we ran out of milk – I have a sneaky suspicion they tipped the milk down the sink to stop my nonsense 😳

I decided to take them swimming – they thought what a wonderful Mommy I was – taking them swimming, on my birthday – but I had a good book I wanted to finish πŸ˜„ So I sat by the side of the pool, drinking, yet more tea and reading happily. Β I randomly waved and chuckled at their antics – well actually, I didn’t have my glasses with me, so I had no idea which child I randomly waved to – but I’m sure I struck lucky a few times 😜

1st and 2nd born picked us up from McDonald’s afterwards. Β The girls have gone past the Happy Meal stage and now have adult portions – but I still have my Happy Meal 😜 – brilliant Nerf toys inside the Happy Meals at the moment 😜

We went home where the boys had bought me beautiful yellow roses and chocolates as well as a birthday cake 😍 which was lovely because my sister also bought me a birthday cake the day before and I had eaten it already πŸ˜ƒ


Jeff bought me a new little fish which I am busy bonding with 😍 I’ve named him Podrick and I’m over the moon with him!

I missed my Mom loads yesterday ❀️ She always made every birthday feel so special xx


Have a lovely day folks xx




Happy birthday Queen πŸ‘ΈπŸ‘Έ

Happy birthday to our Queen – even though you caused me a lot of hassle cos the school kids are having a party and I had to do an extra trip to Aldi to buy extra bread, sandwiches fillings and cucumbers and carrots for dips πŸ˜„

I’m also very happy you’re not my Granny – what the heck would I buy you for your birthday – would you have been happy with some woolly bed socks and a bag of marshmallows? 😳

I’m actually rather fond of you and I think you have done a wonderful job for our country! Plus you must be nice cos you love your corgis 😍

Happy birthday! πŸŒΉπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽˆ

Happy birthday Chris β€οΈ

24 years ago, there you arrived

Placed in my arms, happy tears I cried

I looked at you, amazed and in awe

Of this tiny creation, I had bore


So beautiful, so perfect

Ten fingers, ten toes

Silky black hair

A small button nose


Now you’re all grown up

I see the man you’ve become

I’m so proud and happy

Of my first-born Son ❀️


Happy Birthday Tin, love always xx

When a child is born …….

Most woman have a sign that they are going into labour.Β  Their waters break, contractions start – not me – I just wail and weep before anything has even started πŸ™‚

With 1st born, I cried for about 5 hours after hearing Perry Como sing “For the Good Times” My Dad used to sing this in the pub all the bloody time after him and Mom had divorced.Β  I didn`t cry for that reason though, I cried cos he was the typical “pub singer” and as a teenagerΒ and it was always excruiciatingly embarrassing hearing him sing πŸ™‚

2nd born, I cried and cried because I just knew I wasn’t going to love him as much as 1st born – I did, of course πŸ™‚

3rd born, I had at home, and cried because I couldn’t finish hovering the stairs whilst in labour – bloody hell I`ve changed – now I cry if I have to do it!

And then onto 4th born – I cried and cried because I hadn’t finished my Christmas shopping and I just knew there would be no bloody turkeys left by the time I could gather myself together to venue out – again, I`ve changed as I wouldn`t give a hoot now if there was no turkeys left – means less cooking for me to do on Christmas Eve πŸ™‚

And so it came to pass that on this day, 8 years ago, a child was born.Β  There probably were a few shepherds pottering around but no Kings appeared on the doorstep – there was, however, an Angel in attendance x

The beauty of her birth was the fact, like 3rd born, she was born at home and I was able to bring her straight downstairs and hand to my Mom xx


Happy Birthday to my beautiful banana xxxxxx